Domain of One’s Own: Migrating Your Domain When Leaving

When you leave the College because of graduation, retirement, etc., you will need to take over hosting in order to continue to use your websites. For more information about timing, see Graduating Students – Account Access and the Server Accounts and Access policy.

Bryn Mawr’s Domain of One’s Own Program is managed by Reclaim hosting; however, you are free to use whatever hosting company you wish.

Migrating to Reclaim Hosting

  • Choose one of the shared hosting accounts that Reclaim offers, such as the Personal/Individual Hosting plan.
  • Most BMC websites exists on a subdomain (i.e. Select the Register a New Domain option or the Use a subdomain from Reclaim Hosting option.
  • Enter a new top-level domain name if applicable.
  • Complete the sign-up process and pay the invoice. If you choose the Personal/Individual Plan, your invoice total should be $30.00.
  • Send a support request to with the following message:

    Hello Reclaim Hosting Support,
    I am graduating from [your school] and I would like to migrate my account, [your domain], to Reclaim Hosting. Please let me know if you need anything else from me.
    [Your Name]

    A member of Reclaim Hosting support will respond and help you get your account migrated ASAP.

Migrating Elsewhere

If you would like to continue using your domain after graduation but would like to migrate it elsewhere, complete the following steps:

  • Generate a full backup of your account.
  • If you have a Top-Level domain (i.e., send a request to the Domain of One’s Own support team at your school asking them to unlock your domain, turn privacy protect off, and send you the transfer EPP code. These three items are required in order to initiate a successful domain transfer.
  • Next, follow the instructions provided by your new hosting platform on transferring domains/migrating websites. You can find instructions for common hosting platforms below: